Rod Stewart Scores 23rd Top 10 Hit on Adult Contemporary Chart With ‘Didn’t I’

“Didn’t I” is Stewart’s first original, non-holiday song to reach the chart’s top 10 since 1999.

Rod Stewart is back in the top 10 of a Billboard airplay chart, as “Didn’t I” moves 11-10 on the Adult Contemporary chart dated Sept. 1.

“Didn’t I,” the first taste of Stewart’s upcoming studio album Blood Red Roses, becomes Stewart’s first top 10 on the chart since 2012, when he spent five weeks at No. 1 with his rendition of holiday standard “Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow.”

In fact, “Didn’t I” marks the first time Stewart’s reached the top 10 of Adult Contemporary with a non-holiday track since 2006. That’s when his cover of Creedence Clearwater Revival’s “Have You Ever Seen the Rain” climbed to No. 6 (Dec. 2, 2006).

As for Stewart originals, such as “Didn’t I”? It’s Stewart’s first top 10 since “Faith of the Heart,” from the Patch Adams soundtrack, which reached No. 3 in March 1999.

In all, Stewart now has 23 top 10s on Adult Contemporary, dating back to “Love Touch” in 1986 (No. 5, Aug. 2, 1986). With his 23rd top 10, he ties Al Martino, Billy Joel, Carpenters, Lionel Richie and Phil Collins for the eighth-most No. 1s. Among all acts, Elton John leads with 39 top 10s. 

Blood Red Roses, Stewart’s 30th studio album, is set for release Sept. 28 via Republic. Upon release, it’ll be his first full-length since 2015’s Another Country.

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